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Planning funeral or cremation services is not something people do every day. In fact, some may only do it once or twice in a lifetime. When such a moment arrives, how is one to know what to do? And who should they trust to help them plan and carry out services for a fallen loved one? As a leading provider of funeral and cremation services in New Orleans, LA, perhaps we can be of help.

The purpose of any commemorative gathering is to provide a place where surviving family and friends can pay their last respects to the deceased. Saying goodbye is never easy, but in the company of others who knew and loved the person in life, it helps to not feel so alone in grief. Whatever service type you think is right for your family, we can help you make it happen. Our highest priority is that your family and friends find comfort and support in the occasion.

Options for Disposition

The choice of how your loved one will be laid to rest will determine how services should be planned. There are various ways that every service can be done. The main thing is that they are done right for you and your family. Several potential options are as follows:

  • Traditional Burial – Typical burials are done either above or below ground. They involve a casket placed in a vault in the earth or placed in a sepulcher or mausoleum. The casket and plot must be purchased, along with the grave liner or vault and a headstone or marker of some variety.

  • Green Burial – For families that prefer burial to be more natural, a green burial is possible. When done right, there is no need to use embalming fluids or a modern casket. This burial option is also more cost favorable and occurs soon after the person has died.

  • Traditional Cremation – Intense heat and flame are used to consume the body of the deceased. The remaining ash and bone can be reduced to coarse sand and placed in an urn. Families receive these ashes and can keep them or scatter them as desired.

  • Cremation with Water – A newer option, water cremation, is better known as alkaline hydrolysis. This method of disposition is more environmentally friendly because it does not require as much energy. Low heat, water, and pressure reduce the body to its basic elements. The remaining soft bone fragments are sanitized and are processed to ashes, and returned to the family to keep or scatter as preferred.

If any of these dispositional means are of interest to you, our local funeral and cremation professionals in New Orleans, LA, can provide you any additional information you may need.

Types of Commemorative Services

Selecting a service type will determine how a commemoration will be carried out. If no pre-planning was done prior to the person's death, choose a service that is best suited to the family and the deceased. You may ask yourself, what type of service would the deceased have wanted? Would they appreciate a religious service? Are veterans’ services a good option? Whatever commemorative service type you choose, here are some typical choices to consider:

  • Traditional Funeral Services – This service type is a time-honored traditional way to say goodbye. A viewing, funeral gathering, and meeting at the graveside are commonly included. The deceased’s remains are present for the entirety of the commemoration. Words are spoken in memory of the deceased. Music, poetry, stories, and memories are often shared. If the service is religious in nature, prayer and readings from scripture may occur.

  • Memorial Services – Commonly held for those whose deceased loved one has been cremated. The service style works very similarly to a funeral, but the body of the deceased is not in attendance. The focus is more on remembrance of the person than on their physical remains.

  • Celebration of Life – Some families choose to forgo services that are more emotional and somber by choosing to hold a memorial gathering to celebrate the life of the person they knew and loved. This type of service is up for interpretation but generally has more of an atmosphere of celebration that includes music and good food. People appreciate its similarities to other important milestones such as a graduation, wedding, baby shower, or a promotion. Memories are shared about the person.

Quality Funeral and Cremation Professionals in New Orleans, LA

Jacob Schoen & Son Funeral Home understands the importance of every fallen individual’s life. If you need support to plan a personalized, meaningful service for your loved one, come and see our dedicated professionals. Our funeral and cremation home in New Orleans, LA, is at 3827 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119. Call us any time of day or night at (504) 618-1564.


Funeral & Cremation FAQ’s

What do you do when a death occurs?

  • Get a legal pronouncement of death.
  • Tell friends and family.
  • Find out about existing funeral and burial plans.
  • Make funeral, burial or cremation arrangements.
  • Secure the property.
  • Provide care for pets.
  • Forward mail.
  • Notify your family member's employer.
  • Learn More.

Why should we honor veterans?

Memorial Day is a time to remember those who gave their lives for our country, particularly in battle or from wounds they suffered in battle. Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace dead or alive although it's largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices. Learn More.

How much does it cost to have someone cremated?

The average cost of cremation with services handled through a funeral home is between $2,000 and $4,000. If these same services are handled directly through a crematory, you can expect to pay between $1,500 and $3,000. Learn More.


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